Dates and first two players for partypoker premier league VII confirmed!
Playground Poker Club to host prestigious event ahead of partypoker.net WPT Montreal
The dates have been confirmed for the next instalment of the successful partypoker Premier League franchise as it moves to the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, running from the 20th – 26th November 2013. The partypoker Premier League VII $125,000 buy-in WPT special event will feature 12 all-star poker names and takes place ahead of the $3,500 + $350 partypoker.net WPT Montreal taking place between 29th – 5th December 2013.
The first player confirmed is the one and only Tony G. Tony is the only player to have played in every season. Tony said: “People say I am not qualified to play this event – actually I am the most qualified!” Find out what else Tony had to say at: http://www.partypoker.com/blog/general/will-the-real-tony-g-please-speak-up.html
Following feedback from players the structure has been improved and will feature 12 players playing six eight-handed heats, with each player participating in four league matches showcasing the famous point system ($2,000 per point). The top four will automatically go through to the final table, while the next four places (5th – 8th) will square off in a series of heads-up matches (best of three) for spots in the six-handed finale with the winner taking home $350,000. partypoker’s Kara Scott will present the coverage, while Jesse May will lead the commentary team.
The season six line-up included Jason Mercier, Tobias Reinkemeier, Sam Trickett, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Tony G, Scott Seiver, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Igor Kurganov, Marvin Rettenmaier, eventual winner Dan Shak, Talal Shakerchi and Jonathan Duhamel. You can watch episodes at www.partypoker.com/blog.
Last year’s record breaking partypoker WPT Montreal will return to Playground Poker Club from 29th November – 5th December 2013. Qualifiers are online now at the all new partypoker, see https://www.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/tournaments/wpt-montreal.html. The CAN$3,500 + $350 buy-in event is a key stop in Season XII of the WPT, and, for the very first time, televised. A high roller event will also be added. All of the record-breaking WPT global TV show talent which regularly attracts over one million viewers in the US on FSN will attend including Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, The Royal Flush Girls and new anchor Lynn Gilmartin, as players battle to get their names etched on to the prestigious WPT Champions Cup and Champions Trophy.
In November 2012 25-year-old Jonathan Roy from Boucheville, Quebec won the inaugural $3000+$300 partypoker WPT Montreal scooping CAN$779,710, the WPT Champions Cup and a US$25,500 seat in the 2013 WPT World Championship at Bellagio as Olympic legend Michael Phelps looked on from the rail! The inaugural partypoker WPT Montreal broke and set a number of records and was truly a triumphant return for the World Poker Tour to Canada after a four year absence. With 1173 entries and a total prize pool of CAN$3,387,930 it was the third largest WPT event (by number of entries) in history (8 entries off of second spot – 1st and 2nd spot both Borgata, Atlantic City). It was also the largest WPT ever in Canada. Hosts Playground Poker Club increased their total capacity by over 75% in the three months approaching the tournament and was optimistically expecting 600 players. National broadcaster CBC reported on the record turnout at: http://bit.ly/TtFQvk
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